Q&A With David Holtzman, MD, FAAN: Treating Alzheimer's Disease Beyond the Patient

For patients with Alzheimer's Disease, as their condition worsens it often falls on other members of their family to make decisions about their course of treatment. What they are expected to do and how they make certain decisions can have long lasting impacts on the care of the people with the disease.

For patients with Alzheimer's Disease, as their condition worsens it often falls on other members of their family to make decisions about their course of treatment. What they are expected to do and how they make certain decisions can have long lasting impacts on the care of the people with the disease.

David Holtzman, MD, FAAN, from the George Washington University School of Medicine discussed the work being done by doctors to help inform these people of their options during the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in Washington DC. Holtzman said that not only can the caregivers be given ideas on how best to help their loved ones, they are also told about resources at their disposal to help them through the process.